St Agnes grew up as a fishing and farming community which, from Roman times (and perhaps earlier) until the early part of the 20th century, relied heavily on tin mining as a source of income. With the demise of mining in Cornwall, St Agnes has become a popular tourist destination, offering excellent beaches at Trevaunance Cove and Chapel Porth.

St. Agnes has grown over the years and now includes once small hamlets such as Goonbell, Goonvrea, Goonown. “The Beacon”, is a local landmark now owned by the National Trust, it rises 629 feet in isolation from the surrounding landscape with the sea at its feet. St Agnes derives its old Cornish name, “Bryanick” (pointed or prominent hill) from this dominant landmark.


Dawn Brown (Chair of Planning Committee)

Mike Bunt (Chair of Property and Devolved Services Committee)

David Drew

Tom Hougham

Trevor Johns

John Slater

Martin Ripper (Chair of Council; Chair of Environment Committee)

News from St.Agnes

Toilets reopening on limited basis

Toilets reopening on limited basis

On 25th May 2020 the Parish Council deemed the opening of toilets prior to the lifeguard patrolling of Porthtowan and Trevaunance Cove beaches to be inadvisable as it did not wish to encourage lengthy visits or condone people entering the water when it is not safe to...

Statement on beaches, safety and public toilets

Statement on beaches, safety and public toilets

At the time of writing - 26th May 2020 - we are coming to terms with the terrible news of two deaths in Cornwall’s waters and one rescue at Porthtowan that has resulted in a critically injured person.  The Parish Council are in discussion with local volunteers at the...

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